Third of adults can't do GCSE finance maths Watch

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27325959

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Bumping after 5 minutes?

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Third of adults have something wrong with them.

I'm lucky I'm not going to be one of them.



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Thanks, I hope I enjoy my stay. I am looking forward to the unfunny "I do this, ask me anything" threads as well as the "Who has the worst --- on TSR?" threads. It's going to be great fun.
Yeah. I tried to bump this thread to get past the mountain of **** that gets posted her but evidently i mistook the general level of maturity in this forum.
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With 10,000 posts on here I am surprised it took you that long!
That's because my rose tinted glasses remind me that 2 years ago a post like this would have took the roof off.
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That's because my rose tinted glasses remind me that 2 years ago a post like this would have took the roof off.
Children these days... :rolleyes:
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"2/3 is 75%"

That was painful to hear.

I'm a bit unsure about the study though, 2000 people doesn't seem like a large enough sample size to then make such a large claim as the headline does.
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Wow. I was surprised to get the first two answers. I don't think I could hear/understand him with the third question but I'm not going to say that's what stopped me getting the answer. I'm not very good at maths. I can do 'basic' stuff and what I need to know to get by, and if I need to learn more for my daily life then I will. I hated maths in school, I got a B in GCSE to my surprise and that's as far as I took my maths education. People can be smug about being better than others at maths but people use it in different ways in their lives, some people need it more than others. Now that I've completed my GCSEs and moved on, I don't really care whether I'd pass it again or not.
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In fairness I don't think I could do the 3rd question without having it written down.

But the first 2, that's about year 9 Maths standard if that. And those words at the end...
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And those words at the end...
I cringed.
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"75%" :lol:

Was the last question a joke?
I couldn't even catch what he was saying...too many numbers for the speed he was talking at. I would have needed it written down
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picking on the stoopid

if they really want to test, they should go into a bank and ask a cashier about compound interest sums
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Bank interest is usually calculated daily and paid monthly/ annually.

So it's virtually impossible (well, unless you have time to work out your balance on each day) to work out how much interest you'd earnt if you didn't know.
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Only nerds can do maths. Hehe, stupid nerds.
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